Classroom Teacher - Beaumaris Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Beaumaris VIC, Australia
  • 12 May, 2022
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID 1278319
Location Beaumaris Primary School
Department Beaumaris Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 05/24/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 08/05/2022
End Date 08/04/2029
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Sheryl Skewes
Phone 03 9589 2619
School Website www.beaups.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Beaumaris Primary School is set in a quiet residential area close to beaches, sporting facilities, shopping villages and public transport. Our school is set against a backdrop of beautiful gums, a well maintained oval and gardens of natives and indigenous plants, enjoyed by 560 students and their families, Principal, Assistant Principal, 34 teachers and 6 Education Support Staff.

We enjoy a high level of involvement and support from parents and the home/school partnership is highly valued.

Our shared purpose is “Learning Together.” We provide quality learning experiences that offer our students both support and challenge that enable them to develop knowledge skills and attitudes that are transferrable and adaptable to whatever their future holds. To achieve this we have a shared understanding of effective learning and teaching and our school values of respect, resilience, responsibility and relationships underpin a culture of inclusivity, connectedness and a sense of belonging. Our programs adhere to the prescribed curriculum for all government schools. Teachers differentiate the curriculum and personalize learning to meet the learning needs of our students.

We blend strong everlasting traditions and beliefs with innovative and contemporary practice. We enjoy a very strong collaborative relationship with our local network of schools and host tours by local, state and interstate colleagues to share our professional knowledge, practices and resources across the broader education community.

Specialist programs are offered in Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts and Japanese, as well as ICT and Sustainability programs in a range of indoor and outdoor learning environments. A range of extra curricula activities is offered to accommodate the diverse interests, passions and talents evident in our students. We provide positive, dynamic learning experiences and opportunities to engage, challenge, inspire and honour our students, our future.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2 Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3 Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

SC6 Demonstrated high level understanding of and commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry learning.

Role

The classroom teacher classification comprises two salary ranges- range 1 and range 2. The primary focus of the classroom teacher is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection and inquiry in order to improve knowledge and skills to effectively engage students and improve their learning.

As the classroom teacher gains experience his or her contribution to the school program beyond the classroom increases. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their rostered teaching duties provided the responsibility is appropriate to the salary range, qualifications, training and experience of the teacher.

Classroom teacher Range 2

Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities.

A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.

Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to:

  • Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
  • Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
  • Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
  • Supervise and train one or more student teachers
  • Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.

Classroom teacher Range 1

The primary focus of the range 1 classroom teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels and the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. These teachers teach a range of students/classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programs. Range 1 classroom teachers are skilled teachers who operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and may have responsibility for the supervision and training of one or more student teachers.

At range 1, teachers participate in the development of school policies and programs and assist in the implementation of school priorities.

The focus of a range 1 classroom teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice. New entrants to the teaching profession in their initial teaching years receive structured support, mentoring and guidance from teachers at higher levels.

Under guidance, new entrants to the teaching profession will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects and are expected to participate in induction programs and other professional learning activities that are designed to ensure the integration of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the school.

Teachers at range 1 are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate in policy development, project teams and the organisation of co-curricular activities.

Responsibilities

The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:

  • Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
  • Undertaking other classrooms teaching-related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Subject

Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

24 May, 2022